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LIVE SALMON
Fresh Downloads, LiveStreams and more from Leftover Salmon

 
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Leftover Salmon is happy to announce LiveSalmon.com, your source for fresh performances. Concert downloads will be available at www.livesalmon.com usually within a few days of the live performance. All shows from the Winter Tour are now available for download.

Winter Tour Compilation
Free Download!
As a special treat, Leftover Salmon is offering a Winter Tour Compilation Download for FREE! Click Here

Live Streaming
Leftover Salmon will also be streaming all shows LIVE from www.livesalmon.com, provided there is access to an Internet connection. Show streaming starts tonight (3/28) LIVE from the Bluebird Theater for LoS’s 3-night run. Be sure to tune in!

Leftover Salmon Spring Tour Dates
Thu- Sat, March 28-30 Denver, CO – Bluebird Theater
Sat, April 13 Fort Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre
Sun, April 14 Steamboat Springs, CO – Gondola Square (Free Show)
*w/ Head for the Hills
Sat April 20 Driftwood, TX – Old Settler’s Music Festival
Sun, April 21 Houston, TX – Houston International Airport
Tue, April 23 Jackson, MS – Duling Hall
Wed, April 24 Athens, GA – Georgia Theatre *w/ The Pimps of Joytime
Thu, April 25 Chattanooga, TN – Track 29 *w/ The Pimps of Joytime
Fri, April 26 Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall *w/ The Pimps of Joytime
Sat, April 27 New Orleans, LA – Howlin’ Wolf

FESTIIIIVAAAALLL! Summer is right around the corner and Leftover Salmon is serving up a full plate of prime time festival appearances all over the country including DelFest, Telluride Bluegrass Festival, High Sierra Music Festival, All Good Music Festival, Northwest String Summit & many more!

For complete tour dates please visit: www.LeftoverSalmon.com
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New Music From Leftover Salmon Coming This Summer!
Find Out How To Get It First For Free From Breckenridge Brewery

Leftover Salmon is excited to announce a partnership with Breckenridge Brewery. This summer we will be delivering new songs from Leftover Salmon through download cards you get when buying Breck beer. To launch this LoS is hosting Happy Hour parties sponsored by Breckenridge Brewery each night of their 3-night run at the Bluebird Theater in Denver on Thursday- Saturday, March 28-30th.

Breckenridge Brewery is offering free beer to the first 20 LoS ticket holders at the Happy Hour each night as well as beer specials! There will be LoS and Breck Brew giveaways, a Conscious Alliance Food Drive (Donate 25 cans of food for a FREE 3 poster set or 10 cans for one poster), and you just never know who will show up…  The Happy Hours take place from 5:30-7:30pm each night before the Salmon show at the Bluebird. Locations where Breck will be taking over the taps are: Thursday at Atomic Cowboy, Friday at Irish Snug, Saturday at Atomic Cowboy. Also, get in on the action of the late-night Live Jams at the Park House after the Bluebird shows! Park House will be featuring local musicians including The SoulFax Sessions featuring Daniel Walker, Chris Speasmaker (Fox Street All Stars), and Dave Solzberg (Fox Street All Stars)on Thursday; Caribou Mountain Collective on Friday; and Stereo Giants on Friday and Saturday nights with special guests sitting in each night.

More about Leftover Salmon: www.LeftoverSalmon.com
NPR’s Mountain Stage heralded Colorado’s Leftover Salmon as “one of the most beloved acts on America’s summer-festival circuit” as they’ve returned from an eight year hiatus touring with their new album Aquatic Hitchhiker [released May 22, 2012 on LoS Records]. Stay tuned for new songs from LoS this summer from Breck Beer!

They emerged on the scene in Boulder, CO in 1989 as one of the first bluegrass bands to add drums and tour rock & roll bars, helping Salmon become a pillar of the jam band scene and unwitting architects of the jam grass genre. “This is one fish that has only gotten better with age. Fiery solos and elements of country, bluegrass, jazz and jam rock combine into a heady mix of feel-good tunes — and some that carry a hefty message, as well,” said CMT in 2012.

Looking back over the past 25 years of rootsy, string-based music, the impact of Leftover Salmon is impossible to deny. Today, Leftover Salmon is: Vince Herman (vocals, acoustic and electric guitar, mandolin); Drew Emmitt (vocals, mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar, mandola, fiddle); Andy Thorn (vocals, acoustic and electric banjo, National guitar); Greg Garrison (vocals, acoustic and electric bass, acoustic guitar); Jose Martinez (drums, percussion).

More About Breckenridge Brewery: www.BreckBrew.com
Back in the late 80’s (right around when Leftover Salmon was just starting up in the area) Breckenridge’s founder’s homebrewed creations were a hit, and soon he was spending more time brewing than skiing. So he chased after another dream – making exceptional beer for a living and the original Breckenridge Brewery opened in 1990. The founder’s ski bum days were over, and so were the days of bland beer for the folks in Colorado’s ski country.

Today Breckenridge Brewery continues to work hard to satisfy the thirsts of discerning beer drinkers. In the past two decades they’ve grown from a small 3,000-barrels-a-year brewpub to one of the most successful craft beer companies in the nation. They now handcraft nearly 53,000 barrels of fresh beer each year and sell it across Colorado and 35 other states.

About Conscious Alliance: www.ConsciousAlliance.org
Conscious Alliance is a national nonprofit organization committed to hunger relief and youth empowerment. Since 2002, their Boulder, Colorado based 501(c)(3) has provided more than 1.6 million meals to communities across the United States. Operating through ongoing, grassroots food collection – mostly by organizing ‘Art That Feeds’ Food Drives at concerts and music festivals – donations to Conscious Alliance benefit food pantries nationwide and economically isolated Native American reservations. Their organization raises awareness of the extreme poverty on many of these reservations, which are among the nation’s poorest communities, and provides opportunities for Native American youth to explore their creativity and develop strong ties to their culture.

DETAILS AT A GLANCE:

Breck Pre-LoS Happy Hours:
5:30pm – 7:30pm each night
Thu 3/28 Atomic Cowboy 3237 East Colfax Ave
Fri 3/29 The Irish Snug 1201 E Colfax Ave.
Sat 3/30 Atomic Cowboy 3237 East Colfax Ave

Conscious Alliance FOOD DRIVE:
Donate 25 cans of food for a FREE 3 poster set or 10 cans for 1 poster
(The posters are commemorative of each night’s show)

Leftover Salmon at the Bluebird Theater
Thu-Sat, March 28th, 29th & 30th, 2013
Doors 8pm/ Music 9pm; $35.75 per day, 3 day pass $75
3317 East Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80206
www.bluebirdtheater.net

Late Night Live Jams @ Park House
Free Entrance with Your Bluebird Stub
1515 Madison St. (at the corner of  Colfax 1 block from the Bluebird)
The Jams take place each night after the Bluebird shows & will feature local musicians

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Town Mountain perform “Don’t Go Home Tonight” in the studios of WAMU’s Bluegrass Country in Washington, DC. To view more videos like this, visit and subscribe to WAMU’s YouTube channel.

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Ashleigh Flynn Releases “A Million Stars” on May 14th
Featuring Chris Funk, Todd Snider, Annalisa Tornfelt & more

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“Ashleigh Flynn represents the next generation of true songwriters. She rules!”
Nanci Griffith

“One of my favorite people to perform and hang out with is Ashleigh Flynn. Her lyrics are smart, she’s got a voice full of soul, and she knows how to handle a crowd.”
Todd Snider

“True blue Americana…”
Paste Magazine

 

Portland, Oregon-based Ashleigh Flynn celebrates her latest CD, A Million Stars. Set for national release on May 14, 2013, Flynn’s fourth studio effort on her own Home Perm Records, is produced by Chris Funk, her longtime friend and musical collaborator, best-known as the Decemberists’ multi-instrumentalist. The record features Todd Snider and many of Portland’s most talented musicians including, Chris Funk, Jenny Conlee-Drizos, Nate Query, John Moen, Annalisa Tornfelt, and the Stolen Sweets singers, among others.

A Million Stars continues the inspired narrative Flynn began on earlier records with tales deeply rooted in the American experience. The most profound seed of inspiration for the new record was a watercolor painted by her young niece depicting a cowgirl atop her horse under a starry desert sky. Who was this girl so confidently astride her mount? Calamity Jane? Surely there were others like her? Discovering the painting led her on a quest to learn more about the women of the westward expansion, unnamed heroes that history had largely overlooked.

The album’s twelve tracks represent true blue Americana featuring a bit of folk, blues, country and rock. The title cut, “A Million Stars”, chronicles the story of Cattle Annie and Little Britches, two cowgirls who rode the outlaw trails in the late 1800s, disguised as men, so as to gain entrée onto the frontier, a place not seen fit for a woman. “See That Light”, a seemingly fun little blues ditty but with a strong message, features Todd Snider, Flynn’s musical mentor, who plays the voice of reason and, in his sermon to those who might judge certain types of love unlike their own, warns of the resulting harm caused by such hypocrisy. Other highlights include a bluegrass tune “Dirty Hands and Dirty Feet”, a vintage jazz tune about Portland’s own “Prohibition Rose”, and “A Little Low”, a memorial to one of her friends, Nancy Bergeson – Assistant US Federal Defender who was murdered, and whose murder is still unsolved. “Walk Awhile”, recorded live at Search Party West, features party goers on parts of the chorus adding a fun and unique element.

AshleighFlynn_HALLMAN2205Ashleigh Flynn grew up in Kentucky and cut her teeth on local bluegrass music. She arrived on the national scene in 2008 with the release of her third record, American Dream. A prolific songwriter, Flynn is also an electrifying performer blessed with unbridled charisma. She has released two prior full-length studio records Chokecherry (2002) and Ashleigh Flynn, self-titled (1999) and a live record, Sneakin’ Out with Ashleigh Flynn (2005).

Based on the merits of American Dream, Flynn has performed at many a music festival including Bonnaroo, Bumbershoot, Falcon Ridge Folk, High Sierra, Gamble Rogers, Sisters Folk, and most recently the 30A Songwriters Festival in Florida. She has also traveled the globe, peddling her wares, and regularly warming tours for Todd Snider and Nanci Griffith, as well as opening shows for John Hiatt, Shawn Colvin, and Band of Heathens, among others. American Dream landed Flynn spots on many national & internationally syndicated radio programs that celebrate Americana music, including Mountain Stage, WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour, and NPR.

Ashleigh Flynn Pre-Album Release Tour:
3/19 Millvale, PA – Mr. Small’s Funhouse *
3/20 Cleveland, OH – Beachland Ballroom & Tavern *
3/21 Buffalo, NY – Tralf Music Hall *
3/22 Ithaca, NY – The Haunt *
3/23 Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club *
3/24 Portland, ME – Port City Music Hall *
*supporting Todd Snider

Album Release Tour Dates tba.
For more information, please visit: www.ashleighflynn.com

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The well seasoned and currently touring band, Town Mountain, burned bright in studio at WAMU’s Bluegrass Country recently. The song, “Lawdog” from their 2012 release Leave the Bottle is a shining example of Town Mountain’s law-abiding nature. Catch this one-of-a-kind performance below.

“Lawdog” Live @ WAMU Country 2013 (January, 2013)

www.bluegrasscountry.org

www.townmountain.net

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John Driskell Hopkins & Balsam Range Debut
at the Grand Ole Opry March 8th

Performing Music from Their Independently Released Album DAYLIGHT

DAYLIGHT_coverJohn Driskell Hopkins & Balsam Range Performances:
Fri 3/8 Nashville, TN  WSM 9am
Fri 3/8 Nashville, TN The Grand Ole Opry 7pm
Sat 3/9 Knoxville, TN WDVX 1:30pm
Sat 3/9 Knoxville, TN The Shed
Thu 3/14 Athens, GA The Melting Point

Kind Words About Daylight:

“Hopkins’ vocals complement the use of fiddle, mandolin, banjo, and Dobro played by BR to produce a Southern sound that is truly alive… The deep tone of Hopkins’ vocals have the ability to convey edge and grit in songs [with] original lyrics are consistently honest, at times tongue-in-cheek, and at other times thoughtful…”
–Valerie Bertolami, Performer Magazine

“Pure musical joy, with songs ranging across every musical style from bluegrass and gospel to jazz and blues to country… often blinds with dazzling light.”
–Henry Carrigan, Country Standard Time

“Front and center here is Hopkins’ deep, rich and sensual baritone. His singing is warm and melodious in tone, inviting one to pay closer attention… Daylight is deserving of brighter shade.”
–Bill Clifford, Jambands.com

“I Will Lay Me Down” listed as a recommended track in indie releases
CMT’s Craig Shelburne

“They make music that’s both country and grass, while being pure expressions of neither.  There are banjo rolls and mando scratches throughout… Purists may scoff (as purists are wont to do), but the results are enough to satisfy the lover of hyphens in me.” –Scott Foley, KRFC’s Routes and Branches

“Love a rich, deep country voice? Then John Driskell Hopkins is your man.”
–Mary Armstrong, Philadelphia City Paper

“A voice huskier than Charlie Daniels after a hard night.”
Jim Farber, New York Daily News, #5 in Top 10 picks in music release week

“…what a great sound for John! I’m excited for people to hear him in this raw and broken-down format, his unique voice front and center!”
–Oliver Wood (of the Wood Brothers)

“It’s been a long time since I’ve been in the thick of it, swattin’ it out with a bonafide Bluegrass band with power vocals coming from a fellow with a pedigree like John Driskell Hopkins possesses. I don’t see anything but clear sailing for this song [Runaway Train].”
–Jerry Douglas

“John Hopkins’ new album, Daylight, has rich vocals and excellent pickers that are wrapped around well-crafted songs. What’s not to love?”
–Jim Lauderdale

“The unusual Sunday Jan. 27 WDVX Blue Plate Special [John Driskell Hopkins & Balsam Range] was the most highly attended yet in 2013, and one of the biggest turnouts in memory.  Even before the show went live on the air, the standing-room-only audience’s excitement was electric.”
–Sarah Waldrip, Blank News 

“A colorful collaboration… with meaty vocal performances that fluctuate from smooth croon to bluesy spittin’ growl, Hopkins takes us on a lively journey backed by a fine, fine group of ace musicians.”
–Janet Goodman, Music News Nashville

Listen HERE  “In Search of a Song with Jason Wilber”
John Driskell Hopkins’ interview with Executive Producer Rich Reardin
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For more about John Driskell Hopkins and Daylight, visit www.JohnDriskellHopkins.com.

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Galen Kipar Project & Amanda Platt @ The Isis Music Hall
Saturday, March 30th

“Intricate and memorable, sophisticated and relaxed.”

The above quote from WNC Magazine about Galen Kipar Project sets the scene for this wonderful evening of entertainment with The Galen Kipar Project and a special solo performance by Amanda Platt (of The Honeycutters) at The Isis Music Hall on Saturday, March 30th. Doors open at 8pm with the show starting at 9. It is a seated show and dinner reservations are available.
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO

Galen Kipar Project:
GKP Mandala photo 2012 close5Crafting a fusion of folk, classical, jazz, and blues, the Galen Kipar Project has been hailed as “complex yet accessible” and “cohesive and poignant” with “experimental folk masterpieces.” Based in Asheville, GKP has released four albums, the most recent being The Scenic Route in 2010. “The aptly titled effort is loaded with images of mountains, rivers, forests and streams, and backed by lush arrangements, fluid vocals and Appalachian instrumentation that bring to life what is essentially a musical portrait of Western North Carolina,” says the Mountain Xpress.

The Galen Kipar Project is Lyndsay Pruett (violin/ vocals), Jeremy Young (Drums), Ben Portwood (upright bass/ vocals), Galen Kipar (guitar/ harmonicas and vocals), and Aaron Ballance (lap steel guitar/ dobro).

Host of the Grateful Dead Hour, David Gans states about the album, “It’s like a collection of short stories, brilliantly constructed and with a unique and compelling literary voice. I keep coming back to each song, listening more deeply and being drawn more deeply in. I was knocked out by their last CD, and was hoping I’d like the next one even half as much; if anything, I like this one twice as much.” Flagpole says of GKP performs with “the care and meticulousness of a gourmet chef… the melodies and arrangements defy expectations, the lyrics take surprising turns and the adventure is a delight, every step of the way.”

The GKP was featured on WNCW’s 2010 Crowd Around the Mic Compilation CD with artists such as Darrell Scott, Jeff Sipe and Ike Stubblefield, Muddy Waters Reunion Band, Drivin & Cryin’ and Jim Lauderdale. The Scenic Route, was also listed WNCW’s Top 100 Albums of 2010! Their hit October Snow was used in a commercial promoting the Appalachian Sustainable Agriculture Project (ASAP) and the WNC Farmers Market Association and was also a finalist in the Google TV for All Contest.

The Galen Kipar Project has been on the rise since 2006, with a strong regional presence in the Southeast plus U.S. national touring, including performances at Magnolia Fest, Springfest, FloydFest, Six Points Music Festival, and the Crested Butte Music Series among others. The GKP has also played the Knitting Factory in NYC and to a jam-packed, toe-tapping crowd at the Kennedy Center’s renowned Millennium Stage in Washington DC.  The New River Voice recalled, “If the Pied Piper-like migration of people to the stage during their FloydFest performance is any kind of barometer, the band is on an immutable trajectory of permeating Southwest Virginia with their versatile, yet immediately attainable sonority.”
www.galenkipar.com

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Amanda Anne Platt:
AmandaPlattAmanda Anne Platt has been described as “easily one of the best songwriters coming out of Western North Carolina these days” (Martin Anderson, WNCW), with a voice that “sings like Carolina farmlands after a rainstorm” (Harvey Robinson, Monkeywhale Productions). She is the songwriter and lead singer for the Asheville-based band The Honeycutters, and with that group she has shared the stage with Guy Clark, Tony Rice, The Seldom Scene, Donna The Buffalo, Jill Andrews, The Steep Canyon Rangers, Jim Lauderdale, Ray Wylie Hubbard, and Langhorne Slim.

Her song “Little Bird” won First Place in The Great Lakes Songwriting Competition (2011) and Second Place in the General category in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at Merlefest (2011). The title track of her first album with The Honeycutters, “Irene,” won Second place in the Suwannee Springfest Song Competition in 2008. Her songs have a way of inviting the listener into a world of Saturday mornings, honky-tonks, easy laughter and good old-fashioned heartache. The Real Southern exclaimed, “I can see a day when her name is mentioned along side Lucinda Williams, Mary Gauthier, and Gillian Welch. She’s just that good.”
www.amandaanneplatt.com
www.thehoneycutters.com

Details at a Glance:
Galen Kipar Project  @ The Isis Music Hall on Sat, March 30th
Amanda Platt (of The Honeycutters) opens solo
743 Haywood Rd. Asheville, NC 28806 Get Directions
(828) 575-2737
$10 in advance / $12 at door. (cash). General Admission.
Seated Concert with limited tablets of 4 available with dinner reservations .
Doors 8pm, show 9pm
www.isisasheville.com

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